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    very beautiful group! tomorrow is the WWI armistice and we make a commemorative shooting at my local range.
    My WIN.Model of 1917 is ready...Best regards

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    Nice grouping Ovidio on all the targets.

    By crikey I had better start calling my Blackbird by it's correct title ~ The 2003 Honda 1100XX Super Black Bird lest I get chastised by #12 TWH!

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    The day of commemoration was very nice between passionate shooters. The foggy weather did not give me a good result at 100m, but I think that in November 1918 it had to be worse.
    Regards

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    Nice rifle!!! And very interesting range!
    In any case, the enemy would have been drilled all right. So, mission accomplished once more!
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    "So, shall I call it Model 1917 or P17?"

    "Elena", "Tesoro".........??

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    Hahahaha....
    You’re a bad guy, Bruce
    I decided to call her With a whistle, just in case
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    Excellent Ovidio! Now here's a useful dodge for people (like me) who don't like filing around on original rifles.

    The M1917 backsight is limited by the crude "notch" steps... go one step higher, and you shots will be way up in the black.
    Or try holding the foresight blade higher, and it suddenly disappears into the black, and you get the "letterbox slot" effect of vertical stringing.
    So what can you do?
    Someone is bound to appear soon and suggest that you get a higher foresight blade and start filing it down to get it just right.

    The only trouble with this advice is that the sight picture, i.e. your POA relative to the POI, will change as soon as you make any alteration to the load OR, quite simply, the light changes, OR shoot at a different distance (say 300 to 100m or vice versa).
    So you really need a fine-tuning of the backsight slider WITHOUT altering the rifle.

    The answer is a blob of Blu-Tack, discreetly applied to hold the slider firm enough for shooting, but not making any permanent alteration to the rifle. This lets you wiggle the slider a bit up or down and fix it without it jumping into the next notch.



    It is also a good idea to file up a little piece of metal scrap to act as a simple reference gauge, so that your best setting is repeatable if it is disturbed, or you want to try out different ammo. Or different distances. Very handy if you shoot, for instance, at both 100m and 300m.

    And if you want to participate in a competition where the Blu-Tack is not permitted, simply peel it off, and reapply afterwards, with the help of the home-made reference gauge.

    Give it a try!
    Patrick
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